Sheep news around the UK

17 January 2020



UK sheep meat imports and exports see slight decline

17 January 2020

Fresh and frozen sheep meat trade declines

New group formed to tackle sheep and cattle health issues

17 January 2020

It aims to deliver a more coordinated approach

Neonatal survival research crucial to successful lambing season

16 January 2020

Research looked at neonatal survival in lambs

Smart ear tags help farmers detect lameness in sheep

16 January 2020

Automated detection of lameness in sheep

Welsh sheep and goat inventory due before 30 January

13 January 2020

Farmers reminded to fill the form in

New study shows willow trees could optimise lamb production

9 January 2020

Willow trees have high concentrations of cobalt and zinc

Guidance issued to help prevent sheep rustling incidents

9 January 2020

The crime has developed over the years

'Skilled handlers' suspected of stealing 200 sheep in Wiltshire

7 January 2020

The incidents have impacted Wiltshire farmers

Australian bushfires kill thousands of livestock

7 January 2020

More than 100,000 expected to have been killed

Appeal after 63 sheep seized from land near Thirsk

31 December 2019

Appeal made after flock of sheep seized

Hill Ram Scheme recruits 22 new sheep farms

29 December 2019

Scheme looks to build resilience

Public warned of livestock worrying over Christmas period

25 December 2019

Public urged to put their dog on a lead

Rafoxanide 'not an appropriate alternative' when treating liver fluke

23 December 2019

Experts issue warning to farmers

Major boost in UK lamb trade to Middle East

20 December 2019

UK sheep sector hails new export figures

Pan-European sheep project boosted with new funding

18 December 2019

Sheep project receives funding for three more years

Eco-conscious Brits urged to buy British lamb this Christmas

18 December 2019

Consumers told to buy sustainable UK lamb

Loans offered to hill farmers to 'provide financial support'

16 December 2019

Scottish farmers to receive LFASS money

Livestock 'likely' to eat more of this year’s low dry matter, wet silage

16 December 2019

This winter’s silage is wetter, lower in dry matter

Farmers urged to rethink approach to feeding pregnant ewes

16 December 2019

Farmers would capture significant cost savings

Police warning after sheep are killed 'licking grit salt' from road

16 December 2019

Two sheep were killed on a rural road

Prime lamb producers benefit from higher prices

16 December 2019

Scots producers see strengthening farmgate prices

Hebridean sheep to help rare bat species survive

9 December 2019

The sheep will keep the area habitat friendly

Drone blamed for death of pregnant ewe

6 December 2019

Improper use of drones can cause sheep to panic

Farmers urged to monitor out-wintered livestock

4 December 2019

Tips to ensure livestock stay healthy over winter

Former Waitrose chief urges Welsh lamb boost post-Brexit

2 December 2019

Post-Brexit investment in the meat needed

NZ farmers now able to breed 'low methane' sheep

2 December 2019

New Zealand begins 'global first' genetic program

Project seeks to 'promote and protect' UK's native sheep breeds

28 November 2019

The 'time is right' for new meat tastes

Ceredigion farmer wins Livestock Champion of the Year Award

26 November 2019

He was recognised for stockmanship quality

Waitrose to source 100% British lamb by 2021

26 November 2019

All its own label lamb to be British

Lamb prices boosted by solid UK and international demand

25 November 2019

However, beef prices significantly down